"[Director] Tony [Scott], Denzel [Washington], Luis [Guzman], John [Turturro], James [Gandolfini] and Sony Pictures stepped up without hesitation to help promote this wonderful film, and their unselfish efforts have allowed my family the additional time to reconcile our loss," he writes.
Travolta added that his villainous role -- which he calls "the ultimate evil -- "gave me the chance to dispense with all moral and ethical limitations, and explore just how bad this character could really be. I believe you will like the result."
Travolta skipped last week's premiere, but costar Washington told Us the actor and his wife Kelly Preston "are doing as well as one can expect." "It's a tough situation," he told Us. Jett Travolta died unexpectedly after a seizure in the Bahamas while the family was vacationing in January.